Technology news 02 Mar, 2021
Amazon makes adjustment to app icon after comparisons to Hitler mustache - Fox BusinessFox Business
Amazon has evidently made a slight adjustment to its app icon after some people commented online that it resembled the facial hair of a famous 20th-century dictator.
Wii U Receives Its First System Firmware Update Since 2018 - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
You can probably guess what's been improved
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review: A better balance of premium and practical - EngadgetGoogle News
Save up to 70% on Lenovo laptops and accessories right now - CNETCNET
There are some solid deals on ThinkPads, Bose headsets and more, with free shipping.
'The Sinking City' developer says its game was illegally uploaded to Steam - EngadgetEngadget
On Monday, the studio shared a lengthy blog post and video detailing its allegations against Nacon.
Valheim Player Turns Ocean Into Giant Trampoline - KotakuKotaku
Can we ever truly know the nature of the sea? Primordial creatures lurk in its depths. It’s powered by outer space. We still don’t understand how eels reproduce. In Valheim, however, it’s a bit simpler: The ocean is a trampoline.
Simple Trick Makes Samsung's One UI 3.1 Feel Way Faster - Droid LifeDroid Life
During a write-up of the Galaxy S21 where I explained why I wouldn’t stick with Samsung’s newest phone going forward and would instead go back to the Pixel 5, I pointed out that one of the little things that annoyed me was the removal of an animation feature …
This Valheim world generator is super handy for sleuthing good seeds - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
Get the lay of the land for any seed
Photos of Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie and others come alive (creepily), thanks to AI - Livescience.comLive Science
In AI-generated animations, faces that were once frozen in time blink, turn their heads and even smile.
New reports reveal OnePlus 9 5G series pre-order date, gifts, and colors - PhoneArenaPhoneArena
The 5G-enabled OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are expected to go up for pre-order on March 23 with free OnePlus Buds Z included in a number of eye-catching colors on T-Mobile and Verizon.
R.B.I. Baseball 21 returns to Xbox, PlayStation, Switch in March - PolygonPolygon
MLB Advanced Media announced that RBI Baseball 21 will launch March 16, 2021 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, and Xbox One. Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox is the game’s cover star.
'The Binding of Isaac: Repentance' heads to Switch and PlayStation later this year - EngadgetEngadget
The Binding of Isaac: Repentance will make its way to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in the third quarter of 2021
The latest Super Mario 64 speedrun trend gives Mario a gun - PolygonPolygon
While Super Mario 64 has had a speedrunning community for years now, only recently has the FPS version of the game started seeing its own burgeoning scene. Thanks to YouTubers and speedrunning personalities, people are now submitting fresh world records for S…
Google details how Workspace (formerly G Suite) is getting new features for remote workers - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Google Workspace, nee G Suite, has some very cool new options incoming in the near future. If you use Workspace at your company (and/or you have some
World of Warcraft Players Band Together To Create 'Fresh Start' Server - MMORPG.comMMORPG.com
Classic servers are wildly popular, and a group of players are taking it upon themselves in World of Warcraft Classic to recreate a "fresh start" server in Classic.
Prosser: iPhone 12 MagSafe Battery Pack to Feature Reverse Charging - MacRumorsMacRumors
Apple is working on MagSafe-compatible battery packs that will be compatible with the iPhone 12 models, and leaker Jon Prosser today said on the...
This New Camper Is an Off-Road Beast With an Luxe Interior Like a Scandinavian Hotel - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
The Darc Mono has everything you need to relax after a grueling day of off-roading.
Season of Legends Wild and Egg Pokémon Unveiled - Pokemon GO HubPokemon GO Hub
Niantic has shared more details about the changes happening in the world of Pokémon GO during the Season of Legends. For a general overview of the Season of Legends, please […]
Destiny 2 fans do 12-player raids, thanks to new glitch - PolygonPolygon
Over the weekend, Guardians discovered a new glitch allowing for 12-player fireteams in Destiny 2. This allows players to double their group size, turning Destiny 2’s most challenging group content into a parade of nonsense and chaos.
Sony’s brighter A90J OLED TV makes its way to living rooms this month - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Like LG's latest, Sony claims higher brightness than we saw in previous OLEDs.
Google updates Gmail and other iOS apps for the first time in months - EngadgetEngadget
Chrome and Drive are still on the back burner, however.
Aptera’s 1,000-Mile EV Moves Closer to Production With Millions in Preorders and New Funding - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
The San Diego-based startup accepted over $4 million during its Series A funding round.
Oppo Find X3 Pro, X3 Neo, and X3 Lite photos and full specs leak ahead of formal debut - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Oppo's 2021 flagship line has been fully leaked, exposing three different models and a focus on fast processors, fast screens, and lots of cameras.
This $400,000 Folding 165-Inch MicroLED TV Disappears Into Your Floor - GizmodoGizmodo.com
For just $400,000 plus the cost of home renovations, this truly mesmerizing TV can be yours.
YouTube’s TikTok clone, “YouTube Shorts,” is live in the US - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
US users can now upload and view one-minute videos in a swipe interface.
Scientists can predict from your microbiome if you live a long and healthy life - Daily MailDaily Mail
US researchers have identified distinct signatures in the gut microbiome that are associated with either healthy or unhealthy ageing trajectories.
Don’t Miss Bravely Default 2’s Excellent Card Game - KotakuKotaku
Like every massive RPG, Bravely Default 2 features a game within the game. It’s called Bind & Divide, or B&D (yes, yes, like the game). It’s a compelling card game you don’t want to miss, but you could easily roll the credits without ever playing a round.
New Deathloop trailer finally explains Deathloop - PolygonPolygon
Deathloop is one of the more stylish next-gen games. But it’s also a bit confusing. Bethesda’s latest Deathloop trailer finally explains the game — for the most part.
Hacker reduces GTA Online load times by roughly 70 percent - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Homebrewed DLL solves inefficient parsing of in-game shop files.
Xbox Series X and Series S restocks: Available now at Microsoft [UPDATE: Xbox Series X sold out] - The VergeThe Verge
Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X and Series S, are back in stock at Microsoft Store. Pricing for these consoles starts at $299.99 and goes up to $499.99 if you are buying the consoles and not the bundles that include the hardware.
Google insiders reveal why the company's ambitious plan to create major video games fell apart - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
Some current and former employees are speaking out about what went wrong at Google's short-lived game development studios.
Sorry Crazy Taxi Fans, Taxi Chaos Ain't It - KotakuKotaku
Taxi Chaos is not Crazy Taxi. But it’s trying to be, and it succeeds in some important ways while completely failing in many others. Consider this a warning: Don’t buy Taxi Chaos. But if you do, I can help make the game a bit better.
Elden Ring trailer appears to leak online - CNETCNET
It's just a snippet of the upcoming, highly anticipated game.
Pixel Stand update adds bedtime reminder, sleep sounds shortcut - 9to5Google9to5google.com
It seems the Pixel Stand app is preparing a new pair of features with bedtime reminders and a shortcut to sleep sounds.
Apple Reopens All 270 Retail Stores in the United States - MacRumorsMacRumors
All 270 Apple retail stores in the United States have been reopened as of today, marking the first time that Apple has had all locations operational...
LazarBeam teases upcoming Fortnite Icon Series skin: Is he trolling? - Fortnite TrackerFortnite Tracker
**LazarBeam has his supporters waiting in anticipation at the thought of a potential Icon Series skin drop.**
EA delays Need for Speed, puts Criterion on Battlefield 6 - PolygonPolygon
Laura Miele, Electronic Arts’ chief studios officer, told Polygon that Need for Speed makers Criterion Games would delay the series expected 2021 launch by one year in order to assist EA DICE on production of the next Battlefield game, which is expected in th…
Several Square Enix remakes from one IP are in the works under Forever Entertainment - ShacknewsShacknews
Having worked on remakes of the Panzer Dragoon franchise, Forever Entertainment is now entering into business with Square Enix to work on further remakes.
PS5 restocks: Best Buy, PS Direct, Walmart and more March updates - InverseInverse
Trying to get a PS5 before Spring starts? Here's what to know
Ridiculously powerful 2021 iPad Pro may drop this month - Creative BloqCreative Bloq
Apple's M1 Macs could have competition.
Motorola partner leaks three new Moto smartwatches for 2021 with the Moto G, Moto Watch and Moto One shown - Notebookcheck.netNotebookcheck.net
According to a roadmap published by CE Brands Inc, Motorola plans to release at least three smartwatches in 2021. A Moto G smartwatch for June has been mentioned, as have the Moto Watch and Moto One for July.
OnePlus 7 and 7T series get third Android 11 Open Beta - Android PoliceAndroid Police
For owners of OnePlus 7 and 7T series phones, the wait for the Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 update has been endless. Yesterday we got one step closer,
New Unc0ver jailbreak tool works on most iPhones, including iPhone 12 - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
A new Unc0ver jailbreak tool works on almost every iPhone, including the iPhone 12. It is based on the same vulnerability Apple said may ...
Glowing OLED tattoos could do more than look good - TechSpotTechSpot
These OLED smart tattoos aren't inserted into the dermis layer of the skin using a needle, as with the traditional version. Instead, they're applied in the same...
The LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 5 has hit its lowest price yet - The VergeThe Verge
Best Buy is offering an aggressive deal on the Apple Watch Series 5 smartwatch with LTE support, starting at $319 for the 40mm model and $349 for the 44mm Watch. You can also save on AirPods Pro wireless earbuds.
‘Destiny 2’ Shuts Down Trials Due To Wild Hakke Win-Trading Conspiracy - ForbesForbes
Here's why Destiny 2 shut down Trials this weekend, the crazy Hakke emblem "China Casino" method of win-trading.
World’s First Space Hotel With Bars And Cinema To Start Construction For 2027 Opening - UNILADUNILAD
An out-of-this-world space hotel is set to open in 2027. The hotel named Voyager Class space station will be the world’s first space hotel and will be able to accommodate 400 people. As well as hotel rooms, the ambitious hotel will boast its own bars, c…
New hypercar-inspired Prime 2.0 skins come to VALORANT tomorrow, include Phantom and Karambit melee - Dot EsportsDot Esports
Open your wallets.
Hackers exploit websites to give them excellent SEO before deploying malware - ZDNetZDNet
Climbing up Google’s ranks is key to this new technique.
Gatorade made a smart patch that measures your sweat and hydration - CNBCCNBC
Gatorade is getting into the wearable fitness craze. The drink maker is launching the Sweat Patch to help athletes measure their fitness and hydration.
By the way, Alexa -- could you please knock off the unwanted suggestions? - CNETCNET
A recent surge of unsolicited advice is grating on people's nerves. Here's how to get Alexa to pipe down a bit.
Top 7 tips to master Outbreak in Black Ops Cold War - CharlieINTEL.comCharlieINTEL.com
Here are 7 absolutely essential top tips to master Outbreak, Black Ops Cold War's new open-world Zombies variation.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl's Graphics Compared To The Original Games - KotakuKotaku
Late last week, Nintendo announced remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The original games were released in 2007 on the Nintendo DS, while the remakes will be out on the Switch this year.
NVIDIA's AIB partners are discontinuing blower fan designs for the GeForce RTX 3090 - Notebookcheck.netNotebookcheck.net
AIBs including Gigabyte and ASUS have removed a number of GeForce RTX 3090 models with a blower-style fan from their websites. A Videocardz report hints that this could be in order to make way for cryptocurrency mining cards with blower fans. Whatever the rea…
New Bugs and Fish in March: Everything arriving and leaving this month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Eurogamer.netEurogamer.net
Everything you need to know about the bugs, fish and sea creatures arriving and leaving in March in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained.
Microsoft Is Apparently Testing 1080p Streaming For Xbox Game Pass - Bleeding Cool NewsBleeding Cool News
According to a few reports, Microsoft appears to be testing 1080p streaming for Xbox Game Pass, which would be a big upgrade.
Korea Box Office: ‘Demon Slayer’ Rises to Top, Shutting out ‘Tom and Jerry’ - VarietyVariety
Japanese hit animation “Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train” enjoyed a 32% surge to move to the top of the Korean box office. It grossed $745,000 over the weekend to expand its cumulative total to $7.74 million in just over four weeks of release. “Demon Slaye…
I wanted to love foldable phones, but the novelty got old fast - CNETCNET
Phones have gotten boring, but foldables offered a glimmer of excitement. It didn't last.
Zoom fatigue causes: 1 easy solution according to a Stanford professor - InverseInverse
The four factors that cause Zoom fatigue — and what you can do to recover.